History of Medieval Europe From Constantine to Saint Louis

ISBN-10: 0582418615
ISBN-13: 9780582418615
Edition: 2nd 1999
Authors: R. H. C. Davis
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Book details

List price: $81.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.54" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

R H C Davis's well-known and well-loved A History of Medieval Europe rapidly established itself as the standard introductory survey of the period and is a bestseller to this day. The breadth and authority of the book is to be expected in the work of such a major scholar, but the acute selection of vivid detail and the vigour of his writing are those of a born communicator. A History of Medieval Europe is in two parts. The first, The Dark Ages, examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence, by the end of the ninth century, of a new social, economic and political order. There are important chapters on the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire. The second part, The High Middle Ages, takes the reader from the Saxon Empire through to an examination of the European economy in the mid-thirteenth century. Important topics covered in this period include the spread of monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the crusades, and feudal monarchy.

The Dark Ages
Introduction
Constantine the Great: The New Rome and Christianity. Further reading
The barbarian invasions. Further reading
Three reactions to the barbarian invasions
The Church and the Papacy
Islam
The Franks
The Break-up of the Carolingian Empire
Europe at the end of the ninth century: economic survey
The High Middle Ages (900-1250)
Introduction
The Saxon Empire
The Reform of the Papacy
Monasticism in the 11th and 12th centuries
Jerusalem regained and lost: the first three Crusades
Feudal monarchy and the French Kingdom (1066-1223)
The Emperor Frederrick I Barbarossa (1152-1190)
The Crisis of the Church
The new era in monarchy
Europe in the middle of the 13th century: an economic survey
Epilogue: the Mongols

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